AJAs 2017 Finalists

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Date Aired or Published March 12, 2017 -- June 11, 2017 -- July 26, 2017
Media outlet where first aired or published: NTV NEWS
Name of Program: NTV SUNDAY EVENING NEWSHOUR, NTV EVENING NEWSHOUR
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Location: ST. JOHN'S, NL
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Running time (TV/Radio): Approx 2 mins/each

Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

VIDEOJOURNALIST, DANIELLE BARRON DANIELLE BARRON WAS HIRED AS A VIDEOJOURNALIST AT NTV NEWS IN OCTOBER 2015. SHE JOINED THE NTV NEWSROOM WITH LITTLE VIDEO EXPERIENCE, AFTER A FIVE YEAR STINT IN LOCAL RADIO. AS A GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER, DANIELLE IS ABLE TO PUT A STORY TO AIR NIGHTLY, THAT IS WELL-WRITTEN AND RESEARCHED. WITH VERY LITTLE DIRECTION, AND AN EYE FOR DETAIL, SHE USES A VARIETY OF SHOTS TO TELL A STORY. DANIELLE USES VIDEO TO EVOKE EMOTION -- SEQUENCING STORIES THROUGH HER USE OF SOUND, TO MARK IMPORTANT MOMENTS, OR TO SIMPLY TRANSITION BETWEEN THOUGHTS. DANIELLE’S STORIES ARE ALWAYS PEOPLE-FOCUSED – AND THE ATTACHED VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS HER VERSATILITY. WIND DAMAGE IN MARCH 2017, A VICIOUS WIND STORM BATTERED EASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND WITH PEAK GUSTS IN THE 160 KM/HR RANGE. DANIELLE WAS THE LONE WEEKEND REPORTER WORKING AT THE TIME, AND SPENT SATURDAY, IN SOMETIMES DANGEROUS SITUATIONS, GETTING SHOTS OF ALL THE DAMAGE. BY MONITORING SOCIAL MEDIA, DANIELLE CAME TO LEARN OF A HOUSE, IN THE NEARBY TOWN OF TORBAY, THAT LOST ITS ROOF. SHE WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO FIND THE HOMEOWNER SITTING IN HER VEHICLE JUST OUTSIDE, WHERE THEY DID AN INTERVIEW, AS SHE WATCHED THE CONTENTS OF HER HOUSE BLOW AWAY. TRAINING FOR THE DWARF OLYMPICS DANIELLE MET UP WITH TWO YOUNG PEOPLE FROM NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR WHO WERE TRAINING TO GO, FOR THE FIRST TIME, TO THE WORLD DWARF GAMES. JUST SHY OF 10-YEARS-OLD, THE ATHLETES WERE PRACTICING BADMINTON AND RUNNING SOME LAPS ON THE TRACK. FOR BOTH, IT WAS THEIR FIRST TIME PLAYING AGAINST SOMEONE THEIR OWN AGE, AND SIZE. THE STORY WAS PITCHED BY THEIR COACH, A VOLUNTEER WHO HAD ARRANGED FOR THE PRACTICE TIME AND EVEN THE EQUIPMENT TO ALLOW THEM TO PLAY. DEMANDING AN APOLOGY DANIELLE BARRON INTRODUCED VIEWERS TO A FAMILY FROM A REMOTE PART OF NEWFOUNDLAND WHO HAD A DOCTOR SUGGEST ASSISTED SUICIDE AS AN OPTION FOR A 25-YEAR-OLD WITH COMPLEX DISABILITIES. CANDICE LEWIS WAS FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE AT THE TIME (OCTOBER, 2017), AND WITHIN EARSHOT OF THE CONVERSATION BETWEEN HER DOCTOR AND MOTHER. MONTHS LATER THE FAMILY SHARED THEIR STORY, AFTER FIRST FILING A FORMAL COMPLAINT WITH THE HEALTH AUTHORITY. IN A HOSPITAL ROOM IN ST. JOHN’S, THE MOTHER AND DAUGHTER FOUGHT BACK TEARS AS THEY RECALL THE CONVERSATION.

Resources of the newsroom (money and time) available to complete the story:

DANIELLE ACTS AS REPORTER, CAMERA OPERATOR AND EDITOR. SHE FILES NIGHTLY A ROUGHLY 2 MIN PIECE. WHEN LIVE, SHE HAS AN OPERATOR FOR THE HIT.

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